Bright Velo is easily the best no-frills place to stay in town, and particularly if you cycle! The owners are wonderfully helpful and are clearly dedicated to their job. We booked this room on the Tour of Bright weekend purely by coincidence. Having a room that overlooked Ireland St, it was strangely relaxing sitting and watching the bikes fly by accompanied by that rather auspicious sound of the tyres. It was a beautifully decorated room, and we had all we needed to just relax and get out on our bikes when we so pleased. It's a great place for cyclists, as not only is it extremely cyclist-friendly (Cafe Velo downstairs is FULL of cycling-related gear, and the staff always noted when we departed/returned and where we went/how we went) but it has a storage room for bikes with hooks for hanging (also a wonderful site for bike-envy - there are some extraordinary machines in there during race-times...) and downstairs on the verandah is a great place to read and chat to incoming cyclists back from their rides.
Only criticism is that in 4-5 days of staying, we never had our bins changed. As it was the ToB, this could be excused, considering that most of the staff were probably competing! Otherwise, totally delightful and will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Run by cyclists for cyclists, Bright Velo is your base camp for the Victorian Alps. We're not five star accommodation but you can have a five star experience with us. You'll find a warm welcome with lots of like-minded people who love cycling and the outdoor life. Whether you are with the peloton or riding solo, be sure to check out Cafe Velo - Padre coffee and plentiful food for hungry cyclists. Like our guests, we value clean air for all and there is no smoking permitted anywhere on our property. Guests who smoke on our property will sadly not be able to rebook. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bright Velo Victoria